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Canterbury Procession

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Gene Milford

Gene Milford

Subtitle: Two Hymns by Ralph Vaughan Williams

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This processional style march features two hymns composed in 1906 by the significant 20th century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) for the English Hymnal, a collection that he edited for the Church of England. The first hymn is Salve festa dies to the text “Hail Thee, Festival Day.” Set in F major, the varied scoring highlights both woodwind and brass choirs. The second hymn is the well-known Sine Nornine for the hymn “For All the Saints.” Beginning in B major, timely modulations move the key center in descending perfect fifths to E major and finally to the concluding key of A major. As the title suggests, the work has a processional quality.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.2 (2015): 42. Print